john mayerich
John N. Mayerich, 55, of Riverview, Michigan, formerly of Weirton, passed away April 28, 2007 at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Wyandotte, Michigan. Born July 12, 1951 in Steubenville, Ohio, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mamie Sciarrino Mayerich. With 30 years of service, John retired from National Steel where he worked as steelworker and research lab technician and was a member of St. Cyprian Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea. John’s survivors include his wife Carol Caranna Mayerich; daughter Megan Mayerich both of Riverview, MI; brother Joseph Mayerich of Weirton and sister Mary Ann Montani of St. Louis, Missouri. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 9:00AM Thursday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church. Reverend Father Dean Borgmeyer will officiate. Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 110 Fifth Avenue, Second Floor, New York, NY 10011. Share tributes with his family at

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  1. John was such a vibrant and good person. He was our neighbor/mentor/very good friend for over 20 years. We will miss him terribly. Love, Laura & Brian

  2. Johnny brought joy and laughter to everyone he met. He was kind, loving and generous. The heartache we feel at losing him cannot be expressed in words. We have so many wonderful memories of Johnny from the time we were little. He was like our big brother. Johnny may be gone-but he will live forever in our hearts. He led a full life-it just wasn’t long enough. Love, Cousin Kim and Keith

  3. Carol & Megan – You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hopefully you will gain strength and comfort in the presence of your loving family and allow you to get through this sad time. We will all be here for you when you return to Michigan.

  4. John, I admired so many things about you: your sense of humor, your zest for life, and how you never seemed to be bothered by the petty things. You were there for me when I was in a very dark place in my life, and I never got to thank you enough for that. Our hearts are a lot more empty, now that you’re gone. You will be missed, dearly. Love, Your neighbor & friend, Patti

  5. Carol and Megan, Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family. I wish there was more that we could do now to help you through this time of sadness. We are here to help with anything at any time. John will be missed but never forgotten.

  6. My deepest sympathy to John’s family especially his wife Carol and kids. I always thought of John and Carol as deep ands close friends. They always expressed warmth and friendship as well as extending loyal support. I will always keep John in my prayers as well as his family. If I can do anything to help ease the pain of this loss of a good person please allow me the consideration to try. God Bless and deepest condolences from Colette and Tod.

  7. Carol, please know that Terry and I and my family are keeping you in our prayers during this difficult time. Anything we can do to ease your pain we are a phone call away. Take care and God Bless. Love, Greg & Terry Mahar and Family

  8. Carol and Megan, May God Bless the both of during your time of saddness. John will be deeply missed but will not be forgotten. Please remember the good times that the both of you shared over the years. Joe and Liz DiSanto

  9. Dear Carol, Mike and I would like to express our sincere sympathy for you and Megan during this very difficult time. Please be assured of our thoughts and prayers. We wish we could be with you but look forward to your return to Brownstown. May God watch over you both and Bless you. Sherry

  10. Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. Growing up next door to each other, I remember John as a friend, one of my brother’s best friends and a generous caring neighbor. We will keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers. May the grace of God grant you peace during these difficult times.

  11. Carol, I was so shocked to hear of your and Megan’s loss. Please know how very sorry I am and remember you have many friends who will listen and care….and I’m one of them. Jean

  12. Everyone who knew John Mayerich was blessed with his charisma. John’s sense of humor and love of life showed us all exactly how to live. He touched so many lives and the world was a better place because he shared so much with us all. My deepest condolences to Carol and Megan.

  13. Dear Mayerich Family, Both Patty & JB will miss Johns presence very much; He was a very special kind of Guy that was always fun to be around. I”m so glad we got to have breakfast with you both a couple of weeks ago. We”re both so sorry that we can’t make it to the funeral. If there is anything we can do, Please call us anytime. Your Friends, Patty & JB.

  14. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.I have many fond memories of Johnny when I was little and we would come to visit the family. How I wish we could have been closer as we grew older. Memories of the ones we love will help keep us going one day at a time. Just like the ones of Johnny will give your family the strength to go on. He’ll always be in our hearts and deeply missed. God Bless You during this difficult time. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Love, Cousin Karen, John and family

  15. We share with the family a deep sorrow in the passing of cousin john. May his soul rest in peace.

  16. Carol, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Johnny as being so much fun when we were kids. My prayers are with you and Megan. Aloha, Sherry (Jean) (Sarah’s daughter)

  17. Dear Carol,and Megan; Word’s cannot express how much we will miss John. We loved him, and always will. We are here for you both. All our Love Ed, and Rose

  18. Our love and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in God’s love and blessings. If I may pray – Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them. May he rest in peace. Amen. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. Love, Cousin Denise, Mike and family

  19. Dear Carol and Megan, There are of course no words that will every take your pain away, but may you find comfort in the love of your family and of your friends. Karen, Andy, and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. God bless… Art, Karen and Andy Wright

  20. Carol, John was a wonderful person to know and will be greatly missed. If you need anything, just remember that you are part of the Brownstown family and that we are all here for you night and day.

  21. Carol, We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in all of our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do to help you through this difficult time please let us know.

  22. Dear Carol, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  23. Carol and Megan, I’m so sorry to hear about John. Please know that I’m praying for you both. May God bless you with His comfort and strength. Donna

  24. Dear Carol and Megan, I’am sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers. ” To be absent from earth is to be present with the Lord” God Bless You Both

  25. Dear Carol and Megan, I’am sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers. ” To be absent from earth is to be present with the Lord” God Bless You Both

  26. Dear Carol and Megan I am deeply sorry for your loss of John. I will always remember John as a good friend. Our prayers and thoughts are with you both.

  27. Carol and Megan, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I am very sorry for your loss. I would like to share a poem that is very special to me. It became my “pillow” to hold the tears that helped me grieve and make it through many days. I Do Believe by Jennifer Janiszewski There is nothing i can do, to make him come back There are no words I can say, that can replace the words you long to hear There are no answer’s I can give, that will satisfy your questions There is not another soul I can introduce you to that will ever replace his And, there is no love I can offer that will ever replace the love you shared I can not promise your broken heart will ever be complete I will not say it could have been worse I will not deny it was a tragedy I will not lie and tell you he will come back He never really left I do promise he hears you when you speak I will say he loves you no matter the distance I will not deny he is in a better place And, I will not lie; he is waiting to greet you someday He is every you step you take He is in everything you do He is the air you breathe He is every beat of your heart ” He is like the wind. You can not see him…but you will always feel him” May these gentle words ease the pain in your hearts and bring you strength during this difficult time. Amy Whipple

  28. Carol & Megan, This is a day I never thought would happen; as you, I’m sure. Johnny was the type of person I thought would live forever. I know he loved you both more than anything in the world. He had a heart as big as the universe; and his kindness was felt by all who knew him. He will live on in your hearts and mind forever. Please know that I grieve for your loss and pray each day God will give you new strength. With my deepest sympathy and much love to you & your beautiful daughter Megan, always a friend Terry Karas and son Anthony Lombardi

  29. Joe, Sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, Jerry Hamill

  30. Dear Carol and Megan, It is with great sadness I learn of Johns passing. He was a valued co-worker who many times voluntarily helped me when extra advice and hands were needed. I will always remember the much needed relief from the work regimen he provided by displaying his remarkable sense of humor. With deepest sympathy, Dale Abbuhl

  31. Carol, please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. I will always remember John’s smile and I look forward to seeing him again in Heaven. Jim Splettstosser

  32. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I will be thinking of your family

  33. John brought so much love and light into all of our lives. He was always there when anyone was in trouble. He was a kind spirit. We will miss him dearly. Carol and Megan: you are family and we’re just a wave away. All our love, –Aimee & Eric Haley

  34. It seems like only yesterday that we were growing up on 3rd Street. I can’t remember if your brother was there but I do remember him in later years. Please accept my sympathy at your loss. He was a very nice person with a wonderful zest for life. I do hope you are ok Maryanne & Bob.

  35. Dear Aunt Carol and Megan – I was so sad when I heard about Uncle John’s passing. It was such a shock. As I write this and think about him, I’m remembering his special sense of humor and how he always made us laugh. I’m thinking back to 30 years ago and how he took all of us to the waterpark and how much fun he was. He had a special place in our family and he will be deeply missed. You are both in our thoughts and prayers. Love Lisa Caranna Marshall & family

  36. Carol: I was so sorry to hear about your husband. Know that you and your daughter are in my thoughts and prayers.

  37. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love, Dede (Sarah’s Daughter)

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